The mother of Prince Gotama died seven days after his birth. His mother’s sister brought him up with King Suddhodana, the boy’s father. His father had unresolved control issues including a determination to prevent the boy from seeing the realities of life such as ageing, pain and death. The consequences of the father’s attitude affected all members of the family for many years to come.
Dharma talk recorded in Germany, 2013.
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